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This is the second course in a sequence of six French language acquisition courses offered by the Programme. Students without the formal prerequisite, but with some previous knowledge of French should consult the Programme Director to determine which course is the most appropriate.
This course is the second of two introductory courses for students who have no previous knowledge of French. It is the second course in a sequence of seven French language acquisition courses offered by the school. FREN122 is for advanced beginners or for people who have done a relatively minimal amount of French at school (year 1-11). It is not for students who have done four or more years of French at school. The course aims at an active mastery, both oral and written, of some basic structures of the French language. This course leads into FREN221.
As a student in this course, you will develop the four language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) covered in FREN121, and you will acquire a further understanding of grammatical concepts and an overall grasp of the workings of the French language.You will: increase your linguistic sensitivity, thus facilitating the acquisition of any foreign language be aware of some everyday French social customs and non-verbal communication be aware of appropriate everyday expressions and behaviours in context as well as some basic knowledge of French cultureBy the end of the course you should be able to read and understand texts and articles in French, including basic poetry and songs, as well as write small paragraphs about your routine and activities. An average student will be able to speak reasonably well and confidently express him/herself about basic topics. Listening comprehension should reach a level where you will understand a variety of basic situations and be able to respond appropriately.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
FREN121 or FREN104 or a level in French acceptable to the Programme Director.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
The required textbook is "Français Interactif" (University of Texas). It is available online, and we recommend that you download several chapters at a time. The website is www.laits.utexas.edu/fi The companion website, full of clearly explained grammar points, is www.laits.utexas.edu/texFREN 121 will cover from the start up to Chapter 6 (inclusive).FREN 122 will continue in the second semester, starting with Chapter 7.
Library portalThe course outline is available for enrolled students on Learn.
Domestic fee $746.00
International fee $3,038.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
Language, Social and Political Sciences.